Health Care Fraud section AUSAs work closely with agents from the FBI, DHHS, the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Task Force to ensure the integrity of the programs that provide health care for the nation’s poor, disabled and elderly. The aggressive pursuit of doctors and other health care professionals, home health care services, ambulance companies, medical equipment suppliers and physical therapy clinics that fraudulently bill Medicare or Medicaid millions of dollars for services that were never rendered are a primary focus of this section. Recent prosecutions have resulted in significant prison time for Dr. Arun Sharma and Dr. Kiran Sharma who ran pain management clinics and falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid for more than $60 million. Working closely with AUSAs from the Asset Forfeiture Section and the Civil Division, prosecutors were able to restrain and subsequently recover over $40 million from the defendants. Other prosecutions involve doctors and dentists accepting kickbacks, owners of durable medical equipment companies falsely billing Medicare for motorized wheelchairs that were unnecessarily prescribed and ambulance companies fraudulently billing for medically unnecessary transportation.